Kicking off the Holidays

We got the outside lights put up a few weeks ago but had to do some minor readjusting upon our return. We started the tree today. Crystal was eager to attempt to knock it over. Mom built this base a few years ago and it seems cat proof so far!


We sorted and decorated the tree all by ourselves while Mom watched.


I swear I am not trying to spank my brother! HONEST! 😉


After the tree was up we got an early gift of Lego Dimensions. We have been playing non-stop since this is our school holiday break.


The cats are checking out the decorations.


We went Sunday night down to the Botanical Gardens at the Extension Office to see the holiday lights.


They do a great job and are very festive.


Thanksgiving in Asheville

We arrived safely in Asheville after a quick 10 hour drive with Grandpa hauling a haul at lightning speeds. We settled in and played on our iPads while everyone buzzed around us getting ready for more family to arrive.


Mom kept us busy with crafts and games. I managed to misplace Hawksly, my Elf Pet. I had a meltdown as I was worried how he will help Santa if I am not hugging him and snuggling him to make him more magical for Santa. We had to go to Barnes and buy a new reindeer, Frostbite, so I could help out Santa. I carry my elf pet all over… you can see her striped socks on the floor behind the fox cross-stitch. Grandma Jo will look back in Venice for Hawksly and then ship him up to me when we all get home. Hopefully he is hiding int he house someplace.


We went out to see the new Peanuts movie. The weather was rather cold.


We did take several hikes around the lake.


B and I had the playground to ourselves and for the first time in years the tire swing didn’t have a lake under it.


Yes, I walked around the house like this. In front of my cousins. I am a nutter!


Dad made me a Rice Krispy turkey for Thanksgiving! It was vegetarian!

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The only sliced turkey I will eat!

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I had a great time playing games with family and hanging out with my cousins Anna, Micki and Taylor.

I loved the ride home in the new motorhome. I enjoy that I am free to move about and watch the world pass through different windows.


I even got a shot at the co-pilot seat. We are all loving the new motorhome.


Fun with Grandparents

Mom and Dad drove up to Indiana to pick up the motorhome so we got to spend some time with Grandma Susie to start the week. We went to the park, did a Lowe’s building project and had fun playing around the house.

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We had stopped by Target to pick some things up and I saw new Ninja Turtle figures. But no-one would let me buy them and I didn’t understand that! I was so upset. B texted Mom and asked what to do. Since apparently he had already found them and gotten them for me for Christmas.


The solution was to do by the house and have Grandma get them from the gift bin. They weren’t wrapped yet.


Next we were off to Venice to visit with Grandma Jo and Grandpa Howie. We went to Caspercian Beach to look for sharks teeth. We visited the Mote Aquarium. We spent a LOT of time in the pool wearing ourselves out. We made out halloween houses we didn’t make since we were on the cruise for Halloween. IMG_3815 IMG_3818

We are driving to Asheville tomorrow and meeting up with Mom and Dad.


Another Week Flew By

We had a very busy week prepping for our trips and cramming in some fun activities.

B and I went to a science class at the library. We knew most of the information but I had a fun time since they kept picking me as a volunteer.


We worked on cleaning the house up a bit but I found reading while laying on the yoga ball a better solution to cleaning.


I am still loving my new gymnastics class. I have a few friends in class now and talk and interact with people.

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While the loud of boxes to go north for the motorhome pickup grew I played with my Jenga blocks and made silly towers.


We scored some of the new Ninja Turtle figures.


We visited the Pinellas Country Fair for 4H.

We enjoyed the pig races.


We played a few games and decided that fair games are a rip off.


We volunteered at the 4H booth for a while. We took turns having kids play games and teaching people about 4H.